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Effort Launched to Hire 45,000 Temporary Workers for Census

February 11, 1990

The 1990 Census will create more than 45,000 jobs statewide over the spring and early summer.

The Census Bureau has begun a major recruiting campaign to attract applicants for a variety of temporary census jobs, including about 35,000 census takers, throughout the state.

Of the jobs available, 35,000 of them will be for the position of field enumerator, or census taker.

From April through June, these workers will visit households that did not mail back their census forms by April 1. Efforts will be made to hire applicants who live within five miles of the area they will be working. There will also be more than 10,000 people hired as clerical and field supervisors, data entry clerks, and recruiters.

Most jobs will last from three to eight weeks, many requiring up to 40 hours a week. Wages will range from $6 to $7.50 per hour for enumerators, $5.50 to $7.50 per hour for clerical staff and $7.50 to $8.50 per hour for crew leaders.

To qualify for the jobs, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a satisfactory work record. Men 18 to 25 must show proof of Selected Service registration. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be asked to take a 30-minute written test to measure clerical, numerical, organization and reading skills. Field enumerators are required to have their own transportation.

People interested in a census job can contact their local Census Bureau District Office:

Compton: 305 N. Tamarind Ave., Ste. 1A, Compton, 90220; 762-1230 or 762-1235.

E. Los Angeles: 6279 E. Slauson Ave., Commerce, 90040; 720-3950 or 720-3956.

Long Beach: 6621 E. Pacific Coast Highway, 100, Long Beach, 90803; 799-1350 or 799-1329.

Santa Fe Springs: 9825 Painter Ave., Whittier, 90605; 903-5600 or 903-5634.

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